This job has expired

Research Fellow in Neuroimaging

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

Job Details

Job no: 0032904
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Psychiatry/Melbourne Medical School
Salary: Level A – $80,258 – $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Conduct research that examines the impact of various biological and environmental influences and how they interact with brain developmental processes.
  • Work on multiple projects being led by the Translational Neurobiology group.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

Located in Australia's leading biomedical research hub and based within the Translational Neurobiology and Systems Neuropsychiatry group. This position will analyse, compare and visualise brain neuroimaging data derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, with the aim of understanding how a range of biological and environmental factors influence and interact with brain developmental processes to confer risk for mental illness. To achieve this, the Research Fellow will work on several projects being led by the Translational Neurobiology group as well as publicly available datasets such as the UK Biobank and Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in research independently and as a member of a collaborative research team.
  • Producing high quality publications arising from scholarship and research.
  • Providing effective training of research support staff.

Who We Are Looking For

You should exhibit a strong commitment and enthusiasm to forge an academic research career path. Additionally, you should possess a good level of statistical and programming skills, with experience in R, MATLAB, or similar computing environments, as well as proficiency in various neuroimaging and computing software such as FSL, Freesurfer, and SPM. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for effective research collaboration and engagement. Moreover, you should have experience in taking initiative and working with minimal supervision to accomplish project objectives.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in neuroscience or commensurate discipline.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Track record of peer reviewed publications (or equivalent).

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – The Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC)

The MNC is a Centre within the Department of Psychiatry and provides research and clinical leadership in neuropsychiatry. It facilitates collaborative research activity with the neuroscientific community and supports teaching in the biological aspects of psychiatry, involving supervision of doctoral, postdoctoral, honours and master students both local and international.

The MNC works in collaboration with the North Western Mental Health Program, the Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit, Sunshine Hospital, the Neuropsychiatry Unit at Royal Melbourne Hospital and the National Neuroscience Facility, researching into serious mental illness, in particular the areas of cognition and neuroimaging, and the management of treatment resistant schizophrenia patients.

The MNC aims to ensure that people suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders benefit from cutting edge research such that will improve management and treatment outcomes. Research also examines the effect of these disorders on the brain and how such changes might be prevented.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 6 December 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description:  0032904 Research Fellow in Neuroimaging PD.pdf


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

Company info
+61 (3) 8344 4000

VIC 3010

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert